‘Red Ember’ Dutch Iris

The last variety of flower to bloom during our small iris trial was the 'Red Ember' Dutch iris. After seeing many photos online, I wasn't quite sure what to expect in terms of color. Though most catalogs show a flower that is on the lighter side, the 'Red Ember' Dutch iris that opened here were…

‘Eye of the Tiger’ Dutch Iris

In continuing the trial of this year's new-to-me Dutch iris varieties, we come one called 'Eye of the Tiger.' 'Eye of the Tiger' Dutch iris is a surprisingly dark and mysterious looking bloom. Unlike the pure blue iris that we've already seen, this flower opens with intense shades of dark blue/purple. As with a lot…

‘Autumn Princess’ Dutch Iris

Very similar to the 'Lion King' Dutch Iris that I've already shown here on the blog, 'Autumn Princess' Dutch iris are a very unique shade of brown and green. As you can see from the photos, 'Autumn Princess' Dutch iris plants have much more variation in color on each of the flower's petals. Still, the…

‘Pink Panther’ Dutch Iris

'Pink Panther' was another very lovely variety of Dutch iris that I grew for the very first time this season. As the name would imply, I assumed that 'Pink Panther' Dutch iris would bloom in a very pale shade of pink. As you can see from the photos, however, my blooms were very much a…

‘Lion King’ Dutch Iris

In addition to trialing several different types of ranunculus this season, I was very excited to incorporate new Dutch iris plants into my small cutting garden landscape. I was especially excited about the 'Lion King' Dutch iris for its unique colors. As you can see, 'Lion King' Dutch iris is a very pretty shade of…

‘Montecito’ Dutch Iris

Dutch Iris are a fairly new addition to my cut flower garden. Even though I don't have much experience, I was eager to grow a few different types of varieties to explore the different color options. The 'Montecito' Dutch iris was yet another example of a flower that didn't turn out quite as I had…

In Bloom: ‘Miss Saigon’ Dutch Iris

Back when I made my orders for fall bulbs, I knew that I wanted to focus on trialing as many varieties of new-to-me plants as my garden budget would allow. While tulips and daffodils received the most attention, I also planted a few varieties of Dutch iris. The first to bloom of those that I…

Dwarf Dutch Iris Blooming in the Garden

Last fall, I decided that I really wanted to focus on introducing a wide range of spring flowering bulbs into my yard. In purchasing these bulbs, I specifically wanted to buy types that I knew would naturalize and multiply. In this, one bulb that I decided to plant was the 'Harmony' variety of dwarf dutch…

February Week 4 Update – Germination Celebration, lol.

Hi Lovelies, The week 4 update is a little early, but I probably won't have internet access for the next few days - so I wanted to get these posted now! All of the seedlings below have been planted using the winter sowing method in milk jugs. Let me know if you've got any questions,…

The Beginning of Spring Flowers – Daffodils, Dutch Iris, Tulips and Anemones

The first table vase of the season. At last, I'm finally sitting down to write a legitimate first post on the new blog! ┬áThe weather has been so nice lately and I have been in a literal mad-dash to start the seeds that need to be started. I'm definitely a little behind in the game,…